When The Drugstore Has A 40% Off Cosmetics Sale...


Why is it always the week you vow to yourself that you're on a makeup spending ban for the entire month that your local drugstore goes "SOZ GURL HERE'S A 40% OFF SALE".


That happened.

And yes...I couldn't hold myself back.

So here is a haul so I can pass it off as "buying products for blog content" rather than the fact that I have zero self control when it comes to sales.

1. Rimmel - Lasting Finish foundation in the shade "Ivory"
I didn't exactly need a new foundation but I wanted to try this one due to the positive reviews. I don't exactly own any foundations that claim to last for 25 hours so I kinda wanted to test out the longevity compared to my old favourites like Nars sheer glow and Mac mineralize.

2. Maybelline - Lash Sensational Mascara
Took this as a good opportunity to re-purchase my favourite mascara. It has featured in various posts like my 2015 favourites and favourite mascaras.

3. Australis - Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in "Hon-o-loo-loo"
I reviewed the shade Pa-ree a few months ago (here), and because I liked it so much I thought I may try out a new shade. Unfortunately, for some reason, this particular shade goes crackly on my lips. Will try exfoliating them to the max but so far I aint loving it.

4. Maybelline - Color Tattoo in "Chocolate Suede
Okay, BUT SINCE WHEN DID PRICELINE STOCK CHOCOLATE SUEDE?! After seeing this on one of KathleenLights videos I have been lusting over it ever since. It's a beautiful shimmery chocolate colour which is verrrry similar to Urban Decays "Busted".

5&6. Essence lipliners in 'Satin mauve' and 'Wish me a rose'
Essence lipliners are the equivalent of a small chocolate bar. Ridiculously cheap. They came to be $1.20 so I picked up the two shades left. If you haven't given them a go - just try them. They're great bang for buck.

This is what happens when you leave makeup in your dogs reach hahaha. Luckily I was able to pry the lipliner out of his mouth!

For the rest of April I shall avoid makeup stores at all costs. Wish me luck?

Holly x

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  1. I need to go on a makeup spending ban as well. I'm so obsessed with trying out different foundations! I just can't help myself!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  2. Oooh, good haul! I know exactly what you mean though. Last time I went on a spending ban, the limited edition Lorac Pro Palette was released and I couldn't not buy it!

    But stay strong and keep up the spending ban!

    1. Limited edition collections are my ultimate weakness haha. Particularly all the Christmas ranges (the too faced one was incredible last year). x

  3. You watch Kathleen's videos! Her eye makeup is seriously on point and I love her KatChats videos! Your dog is so cute!
    Aleeha xXx